Feb. 18, 2000

Volume 19, Number 25

features

The Lauryn Paige Fuller Story

Eighteen-year-old Donald Scott Fuller was brutally murdered last year. Jordan Smith explores

BY JORDAN SMITH

news

House Hunting

Underdog Stella Roland challenges incumbent Dawnna Dukes to represent East Austin in the Texas House of Representatives.

BY ERICA C. BARNETT

Mighty Real

Photo Essay: Austin's Underground Drag Scene

BY JANA BIRCHUM

Two Roads to Justice

Republican Shane Phelps takes another stab at Democrat Ronnie Earle's job for district attorney.

BY ROBERT BRYCE

Naked City

Danny Thomas gets the Austin Police Association PAC endorsement; city signs contract with CSC; Bill Gates appears via satellite at the Austin Convention Center; election workers needed for the March 14 primary

BY AMY SMITH

Council Watch

Details of the Bradley Settlement are finally made public and opened up to debate; Bill Spelman announces that he will not run for re-election to Place 5.

BY JENNY STAFF JOHNSON

Media Clips

Microradio wins FCC approval, but advocates of the low-wattage stations say the rules for winning a license will prohibit most stations and silence the microradio community's radical voice.

BY LEE NICHOLS

food

Beyond the Norm

The Impressive Euro-Asian Fare at Bistro 88

BY REBECCA CHASTENET DÉ GERY

Food-o-File

Cuisines editor Virginia B. Wood reveals who came to dinner on February 5, what they ate, and where their money went, and updates readers on changes in Austin's culinary world.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: American Cafes

Greg Beets profiles Austin's American cafes .

The Coffeehouse Chronicles

Mojo's Daily Grind

BY PABLEAUX JOHNSON

Food Reviews

music

Wide Open Heart

Local accordionist Bradley Jaye Williams brings together fish and fowl in his assimulation of Texas polka and conjunto music.

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Sugarland Express

Laying down the law on Mayberry's favorite twang-rockers

BY JERRY RENSHAW

Dancing About Architecture

Our resident Marshmallow Peep relates the news and hearsay in and around the Live Music Capital...

BY KEN LIECK

Record Reviews

D'Angelo

Voodoo

Sekou Sundiata

Longstoryshort

Our Souls Have Grown Deep Like the Rivers: Black Poets Read Their Work (Rhino WordBeat)

Our Souls Have Grown Deep Like the Rivers: Black Poets Read Their Work

Dr. John

Duke Elegant

McCoy Tyner with Stanley Clarke and Al Foster

McCoy Tyner with Stanley Clarke and Al Foster

Caravana Cubana

Late Night Sessions

Enigma

The Screen Behind the Mirror

Clinton

Disco & the Halfway to Discontent

Lambchop

Nixon

Michael Penn

MP4

Aimee Mann

Songs From Magnolia

Sara Hickman

Spiritual Appliances

Le Tigre

Le Tigre

Don Walser

The Texas Plainsmen With Yodeling Donnie Walser
screens

Miracle Man

When an actor's bio claims 14,000 performances to his credit, you rather expect the fellow to have some good stories. And Eddie Bracken doesn't disappoint. In anticipation of his appearance at a screening of Preston Sturges' The Miracle of Morgan's Creek, Bracken talks about Sturges, Betty Hutton, Hollywood, and hitchhiking.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Short Cuts

Upcoming events and workshops of interest to the Austin film community.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Hoping to cash in on the Who Wants To Be a Millionaire craze, networks are developing game shows with increasingly ridiculous premises.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Film Reviews

arts & culture

Making History Personal

History is more than a bound collection of facts; it is something personal, something intimate, something that, even in contradiction, demands to be shared. Robi Polgar gleans that immediate sense of history from two plays currently running in Austin theatres: E Pluribus Unum: Barbara Jordan -- One Voice and The America Play.

BY ROBI POLGAR

Articulations

Changes in artistic direction for two local companies.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Dark Goddess: Remembrance of Deities Past

Skipper Chong Warson reviews the VORTEX Repertory Company's ritual theatre piece Dark Goddess.

An Evening With Stephen Mills: Versatility and Anxious Warmth

Ada Calhoun critiques Ballet Austin's An Evening With Stephen Mills

All in The Timing: Word Up!

Ada Calhoun critiques the Fabulous and Ridiculous Theatre's production of All in the Timing
columns

Page Two

Welcome to SXSW season.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Readers take us (and each other) to task over mistaken identites and misguided ideas.

Public Notice

This week, your pals at Public Notice hit the drag shows, the lanes, the halls, and the alleys, all while making room for next week's chocolate binge : all for a good cause, o'course.

BY KATE X MESSER

Letters at 3AM

Death is not a separation, but a living presence.

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

Local roboticist Brooks Coleman walks the line between art and fashion with his line of sheet metal lingere.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants

Lung disease, french fries, and sticks of fire.

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Coach's Corner

It's Valentine's Day, and Mavericks fans are in love with Dennis Rodman. But it'll pass.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

Day Trips

Take your chum to the Dallas Aquarium at Fair Park.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

About AIDS

AIDS is not just a big city disease.

BY SANDY BARTLETT

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